This beautiful open square has outstanding architectural value, with buildings dating mostly from the 17the century.
The earliest mention of activity on this place, is 1174. It was then called Nedermarckt (Lower Market). The present name came into use in the late 18th century. At the Grote Markt both public & private buildings surround the square.
We have only recently started to get to know Brussels a bit more. By attending several concerts there, we have gotten to know the city a bit better. The whole city centre is nice for a stroll and the architecture is often of a remarcable beauty.
In that area, the Grand Place or Grote Markt is a masterpiece. A lot of the buildings are refined with golden details, which gives the whole square a rich and powerfull look.